"However, this is ivillage, and dissent from liberalism isn't tolerated (well or long). "
So, I am not the only one who recognizes that?
"I also don't understand why atheists are so "despised.""
Probably because atheists mock, bash, riducule religion (mostly Christianity) all the time.
Hi!I'm glad to get an opportunity to address this. :)
I am currently the moderator watching over this section of boards, with some help from a few others when I'm unavailable or working on another channel. I can assure you, my political feelings aren't a consideration when removing posts; the content is the sole reason something is removed.
When someone posts and then adds a personal phrase like "But I guess that's over your head..." (not an actual quote, but a mix of a few I've seen lately), then that is a violation and the post gets removed. It doesn't matter who posts it. We've had to remove quite a few lately because they violate TOS, and for what it's worth, the posts have been from people on any side of the fence(s).
If you have further questions about this, please write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep it off the board so that we can keep the board on-topic -- political debate, not disruption towards others.
"I'm an atheist and I don't "mock, bash, riducule (sic) religion (mostly Christianity).""
And yet all those things continue to happen on these boards by so many.
So you're saying there is no evidence of Athiest giving?...or just that you couldn't find any evidence?
<>Yes, I can see how well that works for people like Cain and Gingrich.
Yes, both men seem to have a certain "groundedness" and "strength" that undoubtedly comes from their faith.
"Religion and ethics or moral character have absolutely nothing to do with each other."<>Only for some people...and it seems that faith and religion don't do much to help the moral integrity of some people....again, as examples, Cain and Gingrich.
I suppose it depends on whether you actually practice your faith or use it as a prop, as Obama does.
"Public figures who wave their faith around so publicly and then commit what would be considered great sins or clear moral failings by most people are hypocrites and are called out for that...for the very reason that they are so public about their beliefs, and most especially when they try to make everyone else, in the form of legislation, live with their faith's guidelines. "
What public figures wave their faith around?